I'm slightly behind on episodes, as I was away from home last week, and I've just noticed in one of last week's episodes we saw Alan pull up in front of what was supposedly the Ephraim Monk brewery- but was actually the Sunny Bank Mills studios, where Emmerdale was filmed at the time.
Yes, in those days they often filmed in and around Farsley (where Sunny Bank Mills was situated). It often doubled as Hotten or Skipdale, whereas in later years they tended to use Otley.
I noticed that the exterior of Seacroft Hospital was used when Seth went to his urology appointments.
As a matter of interest, Emmerdale/Beckindale’s postcode (as shown on some letters in the 90s episodes) begins with SK, so Skipdale is the postal town. Other addresses seen in the same era merely said “Near Hotten, North Yorkshire”.
I wonder if the postcode has changed in more recent episodes. It does rather annoy me when they use a real postcode area (SK is Stockport) as this takes you out of the soap universe a bit - especially if you live near Stockport! Brookside did something similar - a letter to
Lindsey Corkhill in Newcastle used a BN postcode - supposedly for Blaydon, but the Brighton code in real life. I live in Blaydon, which is in the NE postcode area, so this was particularly noticeable to me!! A little research by the props people/writers would avoid such anomalies! Why not invent a postcode - SD for Skipdale, for example?
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